Friday, November 20, 2015

Festive Girlfriend! Christmas Step Card with Clear Cardstock Overlay

A step card with a clear cardstock overlay?! Be still my heart! I just love how this card came out. It features the Festive Girlfriend image and die cut as well as the Big Numbers die set and the stitched circles. Isn't this fun!  And, don't you love the mix of the vanilla, cherry, silver stars and candy cane striped cardstock!
Here's a side view so you can see the step layer. The stamping on front and back is with the metallic silver Staz-on Ink. It's perfect for the clear cardstock because it won't smear and dries quickly. It works on glass and metal and paper too! And, do you see the polka dots on her dress? You can easily make those with the Copic Blender Marker which is actually a color remover. Color the dress solid and then use the "0" marker bullet tip to press against the coloring to create the polka dot! So fun! And, if you wanted to add some shimmer, the wink of stella shimmer pen is a great way to add that element.
Here's a view of the back. The strips of cherry on front and back cover the adhesive. And, do you see the back of the festive girlfriend is blank? I actually cut two die-cuts for the image. One to stamp and color on and one to cover the back. Copics bleed through - which gives them great coverage but I didn't want that to be the view from the back so layered it on a vanilla die cut and voila!

I hope you try one of these layered step cards. They are so awesome and so fun to make!

All supplies are available in my webstore:

Have a wonderfully creative day!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Love and Thanks

Here's another take on Love and thanks. Isn't it cute with the bow on top! I used Chelsea's tip on how to put together the bow and love how easy it is to get the same color "wings" when using a one-side cardstock. This is the new extra small bow.
And, here's the inside - just repeated the leaves on either side to make a border. Wouldn't you love getting a card with a little something extra inside? :) Me too!

All supplies are A Muse Studio and can be purchased online in my webstore:

Have a wonderfully creative day!!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Notecards - You're in My Thoughts

I'm still here! I'm discovering that new home ownership has  a myriad of things that I've not had to worry about for years as a renter. It's still great but the beautiful big tree that has pine needles has shed 17 lawn and leaf bags of needles so far!! 17!!! But, it's my tree so I've got this! :) Also, had my first craft fair of the season a week ago and so am in the process of preparing for the next one - good times! So appreciate everyone that came out and supported our booth!

Love and Thanks is a great set for making notecards to use yourself or to give as birthday or holiday gifts. Wouldn't it be great to make a set of 6, tie them up in a bow with envelopes and leave them at a dinner party for the hostess either instead of or with a bottle of wine! You could change the colors by season for fall and spring and more. If you have an elderly family member or friend who is a shut-in, share a pack of notecards with them. Or, mail a note to them each week with a card in a different color. It's always great to get mail, don't you agree?!

And, don't forget to stamp a little more on the inside! :) Happiness continues...

Pick up the Love and Thanks stamp set along with the ink and paper (and corner chomper!) in my webstore:

Have a wonderfully creative day!